What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW 366

Actual stuff! That's what!
And just pretend it's Wednesday OK? I did take the pictures yesterday and then promptly forgot to do anything with them. Memory=sieve.

First up - my compulsory weather whinge. After all that rain last week - it's been far, far to hot this week. Like, change my clothes and have a bath as soon as I get in from the first school run hot. What is that all about? Lots of cloud cover today though and a nice breeze so you happen upon a happy Whoopidoo right here.

I joined up to a new (to me) forum this week (ATCsForAll) and am taking part in an ATC swap for the first time in - nearly two years. I'm really enjoying it too. That's what you can see on my desk - I finished them last night so will be getting them posted at some point. I haven't blogged them yet but if you are reading this on a pc you can look on my sidebar there on the right, they are on my  instagram feed.
What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW 366
*Ahem* Excuse the washing pile. It's now been put away. (Checks) Yes, yes it has.
What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW 366
Last week Annie Claxton asked what the display was at the back of my desk. Mainly postcards. One I picked up at the (aptly named) Pick Me Up show earlier in the year - it's for the Museum of British Folklore, one is a Disney quote which reads "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing"  A reminder to myself. One is a favourite image of Mucha's and the other is an ink blot image in the shape of a skull. Not mine - it was a freebie print from cocorinna.com

The long image is a card from a wonderful friend. When I was back at school I discovered Mark Hearld for the first time and he was a huge influence in my final work and trying out lino cutting. His dedication to doing what he loves and being inspired by what he loves had a massive impact on me. Like a lightbulb moment. This sounds daft but for the first time I realised I could combine all the things I love and use all of them as inspiration - not just bits and pieces. He is hugely influenced by nature. I realised that I was allowed to be influenced by creepy spooky things and nature if I wanted to - they didn't have to be separate,  But it was a revelation to me. I became a little obsessed with him. I really recommend his book. It's one of the most beautiful books I own. I will review it at some point.

Anyway - he did a show at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and my friend goes there a lot.  She saw this there and picked it up for me. 
 Mark Hearld Card
The card is a print of one of his collages and it folds into three, I don't know what the proper term for that is. I just love it and will be getting it framed eventually as a long image. But for now I am enjoying it above my desk.
What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday - WOYWW 366 - Mark Hearld Card
I'm going to pop over to LLJans page now to link up - why not follow me over? You'll find a list of people all taking part in showing their creative spaces.

My love goes out to our founder Julia while she recuperates.

Thanks for the warm welcome back last week, I really enjoyed it. And thanks also for stopping by today :)


  1. Your desk is of course one of the most interesting ones out there! Lots of cool stuff..I saw the pictures on IG and was mightily impressed

  2. Your desk has a lot going on. Love the ATCs. Very unique.

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #4

  3. Thanks for telling us about all that is going on your desk and above! I can relate to the pile of laundry, because my room is at one end and the laundry room is at the other end. That does make it easy to do laundry and craft at the same time. LOL. So , us, I will pretend it is Wedmesday and I am commenting on time. #6

  4. Love, love your ATC's!! They are such CUTENESS!!! I love doing them as well and it's been a bit since I've done ATC swaps too. I need to get back into it! Again, love yours!!! By the way, I want that huge Caran dache set, lolol! I have a small one, but would love ALLLL the colors! :) Also love that cute little shelf scene! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Felicia #50

  5. Ah what a lovely post and loving where the card ended up - made me smile!

  6. Great to see you and your desk which looks wonderful - love that long card,it deserves a frame! I agree about it being too hot (and it's not really been that hot!) Don't want rain though! Helen #18

  7. Your desk is so busy and creative! Love it.
    Happy belated WOYWW!
    Tertia #46

  8. Love the ATCs Carmen.
    Your postcard collection is great and a super inspiration whilst crafting.
    Toni xx

  9. Your ATC's are so cute! Thank you for introducing me to Mark Hearld - just been over and had a look at his work and he's amazing - what incredible images, so much detail and energy - I can see why you are drawn to his work. Have a lovely week,
    Diana #24

  10. Woohoo, it's so good to see you back on the desks again! 😃😃😃. Such an interesting desk too, you always have something unique going on. I enjoyed looking at Mark Hearld's stuff too and can why it inspired you so much!
    Hugs, LLJ xxx

  11. Your desk is much more interesting than my desk :-P

  12. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I get one of your ATC's. I can't decide which ones is my favourite as they all have different characters. Thanks for the visit last week.

  13. Hi Carmen. First visit to your blog, I believe. Very pretty pieces you have going there.. and what a neat fold out card. Has a vintage feel to it and I love vintage. Creative Blessings! Kelly #37

  14. Busy desk. What is that on your desk on the upper right - between maybe a dark row of tape and then a green bottle - is that a hand??
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #2

    1. LOL - I looked at the picture again - I think it's about in the middle of the picture - I don't know my directions very well!! LOL

    2. It's a wooden hand - one of those that's supposed to help you draw them. I'm going to tattoo it at some point :P


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